Snowy Owl at Wildlife Medical Clinic

Feb 4, 2018 / In the News

News-Gazette (Feb. 3) – Rescued by a driver who spotted her on the side of a road in Decatur, this owl was originally taken to the Illinois Raptor Center and transferred to the clinic in Urbana after being examined, according to Dr. Sarah Reich, the veterinarian overseeing her care. Also in: Fox Illinois (Feb....

Turtle Research in Lake County

Feb 2, 2018 / In the News

Herald & Review (Decatur, Ill.; Feb. 1) – Working as part of the Wildlife Epidemiology Lab at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, Lauren Mumm and John Winter joined the Blanding’s Turtle Recovery Program, operated by the Lake County Forest Preserve. Also in: * News-Gazette (Feb. 4)

Reading Cat Body Language: Tails

Jan 31, 2018 / In the News

Catster (Jan. 30) – “Since cats are such different animals from us, understanding how they communicate isn’t something that comes naturally to humans,” says Kelly C. Ballantyne, D.V.M., D.A.C.V.B., clinical assistant professor at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in Urbana-Champaign. “It is important that all cat owners take the time to learn...

Pet Food Advice

Jan 29, 2018 / In the News

News-Gazette (Jan. 28) – Pet food companies often focus their marketing on specific ingredients to appeal to certain consumers, but a particular ingredient does not mean the product is superior, according to Kelly Swanson, an animal-sciences professor at the UI who lectures on nutrition to students at the College of Veterinary Medicine. Also in:...

Urine in Frozen Stallion Semen

Jan 22, 2018 / In the News

The Horse (Jan. ) – Robyn Ellerbrock, DVM, Dipl. ACT, a PhD candidate at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign’s Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, presented results of her study on urospermia (urine in semen) at the 2017 American Association of Equine Practitioners convention, held Nov. 17-21 in San Antonio, Texas.

Chemo for Pets

Jan 21, 2018 / In the News

News-Gazette (Jan. 21) – For patients undergoing chemotherapy at the UI Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, the way that risks and benefits of treatment are considered is different than for human patients, explains veterinary oncologist Dr. Kimberly Selting.

Opioids and Risks for Scent-Detection K9s

Jan 19, 2018 / In the News

Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (Feb. 1) – Dr. Ashley Mitek and Dr. Maureen McMichael, of the University of Illinois, created a video in March 2017 that describes how veterinarians can administer naloxone—sometimes in serial doses—to reverse opioid overdoses in scent detection dogs. It also provides advice on teaching dog handlers how to...

Recent Graduate Interns at Wildlife Organization

Jan 18, 2018 / In the News

Island Reporter (Sanibel Island, Fla.; Jan. 17) – Last year Dr. Malka Spektor attended the NAVC conference, where CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife) hospital Director Dr. Heather Barron spoke about brevetoxicosis – a result of red tide – and the organization. With wanting to get back into wildlife rehabilitation, she decided to apply...

Students Share Insights

Jan 17, 2018 / In the News

Bovine Veterinarian (Jan. 16) – Fourth-year Illinois veterinary student Josina Kasper, in response to a prompt for the magazine’s Student Forum, said: “Something I have learned over the past month that is most practical/profound: Take control of every situation and be confident in what you do because you know more than you think you do.”...

Horse Rescued from Mud

Jan 15, 2018 / In the News

News-Gazette (Jan. 14) – Scott Hexum, an anatomy instructor at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, describes an eight-hour rescue mission that took place Sept. 22. Fortunately, Bella [the horse] recovered fully. Without proper care during the rescue, the outcome could have been much different.